Timaru Boys' High School's cricket teams continued to struggle in interschool exchanges with both the First XI and Second XI beaten convincingly by their Waitaki opponents.
Overcast and occasionally drizzly weather in Oamaru did not help but with Waitaki producing a century maker TBHS were always up against it.
Mark Otley was the best of the bowlers taking four wickets for 21, off 12 overs, in a good display of tight bowling as Waitaki made 244.
TBHS were in early trouble at 58-6 before innings of 56 from Chris Hogan and 55 from Otley got them through to 172.
Waitaki went for quick runs in their second innings and got to 122-8 to set a target of 194, with Jack Green taking 3-53.
TBHS started well with Steve Phillips scoring 68 but he ran out of partners as the team struggled through to 137, giving Waitaki a win by 57 runs.
The Second XI showed no resistance as they struggled through to 46 and Waitaki made light work of the chase finishing at 49-2.
The senior touch team showed the cricket teams how it was done with a two games to one win. TBHS lost the first game 3-1 but turned it around to take the next two games 5-2 and 2-1. Marc Rooney and Graison Dale impressed with their straight running while Zac Saunders provided the direction and skill to take out the two wins.
The TBHS tennis team also led the way in a rain-shortened tie 3-0 with Jono Ellis taking out the only singles game. In the doubles Jack Deeley, Sam Benny, James Watt, Ben Deeley and Ellis showed that TBHS will have a strong tennis team over the next two years.
The croquet team of Cameron Ellis, David Ellis, Jack Greenlaw and Jason Hodgett struggled against a strong Waitaki outfit.
They lost the first two doubles games before they reversed the crossover games but they were up against it in the singles, eventually losing 9-3.
The TBHS bowls team put up a great display before eventually losing 3-2.
The tie came down to an exciting game of doubles that was eventually won by Waitaki 8-7.
Tom Tairoa and Connor Allnutt put up a great display especially with Allnutt called into the team at the last minute.
Waitaki took out the overall exchange 4-2.
- The Timaru Herald